How to Read & Interpret Social Studies Texts


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Which of the following is a secondary source?

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1. What is bias?

2. How can statistics not tell the whole story about a set of figures or situation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understand the process of comprehending social studies texts with the assistance of these assessments. This quiz will assess what you know about an example of a secondary source and what can be found in historical, government or economic texts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Explanation of bias
  • Clues about the content and timeliness of a government text
  • Example of a secondary source
  • Something that can be found in historical, government or economic texts
  • Downfalls of statistics

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about an explanation of bias
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on understanding social studies text
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the downfalls of statistics

Additional Learning

To study more about this topic, review the lesson called How to Read & Interpret Social Studies Texts. The lesson has the following objectives:

  • Distinguish the differences between primary and secondary sources
  • Recall how bias is used in social studies text
  • Explore characteristics of government texts
  • Learn what makes a text economic in nature